Women, break the silence…

"Breaking the silence is the first step of transforming the culture," so it is said and it is hoped. The all female cast of "Shame on your hand" opening this weekend at the National Theatre are taking action and doing just that. Accept their invitation. Buy a ticket and show up for them and for… Continue reading Women, break the silence…

Women singly raising children deserve respect

Seemingly, the majority of children in Uganda are mostly raised by a female as the primary parent or guardian. The latest national household survey report, revealed that the majority, 45.8 percent, of persons aged 15 years and above have never married. Add the 6.1 percent who are divorced or separated and the percentage goes higher… Continue reading Women singly raising children deserve respect

Bridge online gender-gap

My Facebook page, Norah Owaraga’s Blog, is followed mostly by men. It bothers me. So, I generated a post on Facebook with the breakdown statistics of my blog followers, accompanied with the caption: “Just wondering why my blog is followed by 79 percent men and only 21 percent women. And moreover, the majority are in… Continue reading Bridge online gender-gap

How to break the gender bias

At the death of my grandmother, I inherited her house which my father built for her. My inherited house is part of our ancestral homestead. I have deep roots on our ancestral land. Yes, scary for whoever thinks of uprooting me from our ancestral land. My Alinga Farms is located on about four acres of… Continue reading How to break the gender bias

Iteso land rights for married women

Within Iteso Culture, a married woman is one for whom all formalities of Iteso marriage have been done and have been satisfactorily concluded, including: Aitodiar - introduction ceremonyAbilakinio - bride gifts determination ceremonyEiyis - delivery of the bride giftsAinyamario - escorting and receiving of the bride to her ere (home). Ejakait Emmanuel George Owaraga and… Continue reading Iteso land rights for married women